In this article we show you how compare two identical images under Windows 11/10. If you have two identical images and want to visually compare the differences between them, this post is for you. In this article, we will discuss two different methods using which you can compare and view the differences between two similar images in Windows 11/10.
How do I compare two images on my computer?
You can compare two images on your Windows 11/10 computer using the methods listed in this guide. To try WinMerge which is free software to compare files and images and check the differences between them. You can compare not two but three images at a time using this awesome free software. It shows and highlights the differences between the pictures. If you want, you can also use a free online tool to compare two images. We have discussed three online tools that allow you to compare two identical images in a web browser.
How to compare two identical images in Windows 11/10
Here are the methods to visually compare two images in Windows 11/10:
- Use a free online tool to visually compare two images.
- Compare two identical images using dedicated free software.
Now let’s discuss the above methods in detail!
1]Use a free online tool to visually compare two images
You can try a free online tool that allows you to visually compare two images.
Here’s the online tool we’ll use to compare two similar images:
- Difference checker
- Online image comparison
- The Image Kit
Let’s discuss the free online tools above in detail!
Diffchecker is a dedicated online tool that allows you to visually compare two images. Besides images, you can also use it to compare text files, PDF documents, Excel files and folders. It gives you both premium and free casserole. Using its free plan, you can use its web app to compare two images and find out the differences between them. Let’s see how to use it and what features this free online image comparison tool offers.
How to compare two images visually online
Here are the main steps you can use to compare two identical images online using Diffchecker:
- First, open a web browser.
- Then go to the Diffchecker website. Make sure you’re on their Compare Image page.
- Now add your original image on the left side.
- Then import the edited image on the right side.
- After that, use the available comparison tools to visually compare the two images.
Here are the main features of this online image comparison tool:
To check the main difference between the two images, click the Differences option. You will then be able to visualize the dissimilarities between the images.
You can use his To divide function to display the two images in divided panes. It allows you to scroll through the images synchronously and visually compare the two images.
A Disappear This feature is also offered by Diffchecker. This function basically allows you to make the difference between the two images disappear.
It also offers a Slide tool that displays one image over another. You can simply drag the slider left to right or right to left to view and check the differences between the two images.
Besides the visual differences, you can also compare the file details of the two images. It shows you the file type, size, vertical resolution, latitude, longitude and other information about the images.
Overall, this is a feature rich website for comparing two images. You can try it out here.
See: How to compare the same files in the same folder in different places
2]Online image comparison
You can also try Online-Image-Comparison which is a dedicated online image comparison tool. It allows you to compare images pixel by pixel. You can just upload the two images in the respective sections and then compare the images. Here are the basic steps to use this tool:
- Open a web browser.
- Go to its official website.
- Import both images.
- Configure the comparison options.
- Click the Compare button to see the differences.
Now let’s discuss the above steps in detail!
First, just open the online image comparison website in a web browser. Now import the two images you want to compare in sections A and B. Then specify the color to highlight the differences between the images. Additionally, you need to specify the Fuzz level.
This Fuzz option is mainly used to define the pixel size to compare. If you choose a higher value, it means that only the big differences between the two images will be highlighted. And, if you choose a lower value, it will even show the tooth differences.
Finally, press the Compare button and it will highlight the differences between the two images in the selected color. It also shows you the images side by side for you to visually compare the images.
You can use this free and handy online image comparison tool here.
Read: Free duplicate file finder and removal software for Windows.
TheImageKit is a free website that offers a lot of image processing tools. One of its many tools includes an image comparison tool that allows you to compare and see the differences between two images. It is very easy to use and you can also download the difference using. Let’s see how you can use this free tool.
Here are the main steps to compare two images online using TheImageKit:
- First, launch a web browser.
- Now open TheImageKit website.
- Then click on the Upload Files button to import your two images.
- It will process the pictures and show the differences between the two pictures. You will be able to see the difference between the two images in pink color. The same part between the two images will be displayed in black and white.
- You can finally download the image showing the difference.
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2]Compare two identical images using dedicated free software
You can also use free software that allows you to compare two similar images. There are file comparison software available for Windows 11/10. Here we are going to use this free and open source file comparison software called WinMerge. This software allows you to compare text documents, CSV / TSV tables, binary files and images. You can also compare records and view and analyze the differences between them.
The good thing is that it allows you to compare three images at a time. You can open three identical images and view the differences between them in side-by-side panes. Let’s discuss the basic steps to use this free image comparison software.
How to compare identical images using WinMerge
Follow the steps below to compare the differences between identical images using this free software called WinMerge:
- Download and install WinMerge.
- Start WinMerge.
- Click the File> New> Image option.
- Go to the File> Open option and select two or three images that you want to compare.
- Press the Compare button to view the differences between the images.
Let’s discuss the above image comparison steps in detail.
First of all, you need to download and install this file comparison software called WinMerge. You can download it from winmerge.org.
Then start a new image comparison by going to the File> New option and clicking on the Picture option. If you want to compare three images at a time, click the button File> New (3 panes)> Image option. This will open the comparison panes.
Now you need to import the source images. To do this, go to File> Open then select two or three images that you want to compare with each other.
After that, press the Compare button to start comparing two or three images. It will show you the images in side by side panes.
You can now visually check the differences between the images. To see the differences by customizing various options like block size, block alpha, CD threshold, overlay, alpha, etc. It also allows you to zoom in / out on the image and enlarge part of the two images and see the difference.
Besides, you can also use features like rotate, flip, offset adjustment, etc.
It also provides Vertical wiping and Horizontal wipe features to drag the cursor vertically or horizontally and see the differences between the images. There are some good options in the Image menu using which you can customize comparisons like insert / delete detection, Infore color difference, etc.
WinMerge is an excellent software for comparing documents, images and folders for Windows 11/10. It even allows you to compare and merge the differences between files. You can find additional plugins and tools like Generate Patch, Generate Report, Unpacker, etc.
How to compare two files in Windows?
If you want to compare two files in Windows, you can use Command Prompt without any third party application. Here is the guide that shows you how to compare two files in CMD. You can also use Notepad ++, Text Comparator software, etc. to compare Word documents.
Now read: How to compare registry files on Windows using Regdiff.